Helix swept its Tuesday night volleyball match 25-18, 25-11, 25-19 against Nixyaawii, winning in three sets. The Grizzlies landed a total of 26 aces, led by Lexie Mize and Arianna Krol with six and five aces, respectively. Krol also had seven kills on ten swings. Kyleen Stahancyk led the defense with nine digs.
“We struggled with our ball control tonight, but we served very tough,” said Helix coach Dan Headley. “That’s what got us through.”
The Helix girls will host Riverside and Pilot Rock in Helix tomorrow.
IRRIGON 3, HEPPNER 0 — It was a strong night for Irrigon volleyball, with the Knights winning both of their games against Wasco and Heppner in three sets. Wasco put up a fight, falling behind by just three points to end the game, resulting in a score of 25-22. Their game against Heppner was particularly successful, with Haley White scoring eight kills and Brianna Rice scoring six.
“We were able to highlight everybody’s ability and play like a team,” said Irrigon coach Vanessa Gutierrez. “Our hard work is paying off and our ability to work as a team is really coming together.”
STANFIELD 3, UMATILLA 2 — It was a rough start for Stanfield on Tuesday night, but the Tigers were victorious in their volleyball game against the Umatilla Vikings on their home court, winning three out of the five sets.
After losing their first two sets, Stanfield came back with a vengeance, winning the next three. Barely edging out Umatilla during the third set with a score of 27-25, they swept the last two sets with final scores of 25-12 and 15-7.
“We came in flat and Umatilla did a nice job of coming right at us, so it was nice to see the girls rally together to steal the momentum and come out ahead when all was said and done,” said Stanfield coach Blaine Ganvoa. “Hopefully we can come out a bit stronger to start tomorrow at Prescott.”
ECHO 3, IONE 0 — Ione came close early, but fell flat in during the third set and lost their home game against Echo 25-20, 29-27, and 28-8.